Nissan begins production of respirators at a factory in BarcelonaApril 16, 2020
São Pau Hospital, an engineering company from QEV Technologies, in collaboration with Nissan and the Eurecat Technology Center, developed the Q-Vent respirator for use in hospitals around the world.
Affordable, flexible and reliable design meets international standards, which means that it can be supplied to developing countries to help combat COVID-19. Q-Vent has already been approved by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) and has been tested in the facilities of the Research Institute of the São Pau Hospital – IIB Sant Pau (Barcelona) with excellent results. The first 20 units will be transferred to local health authorities for use in intensive care units and ongoing clinical research to optimize equipment.
“From the very beginning of the epidemic, we took on the task of developing an inexpensive portable system that could be used in all corners of the world, especially in developing countries, where the Covid-19 can do huge damage and where most patients did not have access to respirators. And thanks to the efforts and desire of everyone, this has become possible, ”said Miguel Valdecabres, CEO of QEV Technologies.
Q-Vent production will begin this week at a 180-day-a-day Nissan powertrain factory in Barcelona, depending on orders.
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